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NEWSLETTER N° 475: September 3, 2010

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NEWSLETTER N° 474: August 26, 2010

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NEWSLETTER N° 473: August 20, 2010

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NEWSLETTER N° 472: july 21, 2010

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NEWSLETTER N° 471: july 10, 2010

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NEWSLETTER N° 470: july 2, 2010

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NEWSLETTER N° 469: june 25, 2010

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The world premiere of TWILIGHT, and an anti-Twilight

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While the full moon hung over LA, long black limos descended on Downtown, delivering sacrificial celebrities to a blood-red carpet for the world premiere of arguably the most anticipated box office film in history. But those 'vampires' held no hold over me. I was busy interviewing the real stars of Twilight- the "Twi-hard" fans who'd flown from all around the country, and as far as Canada, to camp four days in advance for just a chance to beg Robert Pattinson for an autograph. I h...

"Gutsy, original, smart and free" - Mark Ruffalo says it all, at 'The Kids Are All Right'

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Wow, what an opening.  Limos cruised behind the red carpet, helicopters buzzed around LA Live, spotlights strobed the skies, and I felt like I was in a Batman movie, with the big action sequence about to erupt around me.  Festival volunteers ushered me to the rooftop Opening Night party of the LA Film Festival, telling me excitedly "you'll be able to watch the riots from there!".   Yes the riot police were marching out. Were people actually RIOTING over the opening n...

Another day, another red carpet in Aruba

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You gotta love a little glam. "Bring it, girl!" my friend told me, as I raced to Aruba.  And the festival team 'brought it' too. So many red carpets, it turned the little island of Aruba into a little slice of Cannes on the Caribbean.        My editor, a seasoned carpet walker at Cannes, showed his sophistication by casually commenting on opening night in his suave French accent "yes it is a very good red carpet, it is so comfortable to walk o...

Adventures in ARRRRUUUUBBAAA!!

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The party didn't stop at the red carpet... From a week of whacky island adventures off the road in Aruba, to cocktail parties till late - it was hard to get much reviewing done, I was having too much fun. I quickly had to master the art of speaking eloquently about international cinema whilst balancing a plate of hors doevres and a glass of Moet in one hand, and a designer handbag in the other- and they don't teach you that in film school. A simple slideshow of sun and cinema, Aruba styl...

Safari on the Island with other Aruba Film Festival's guests

THIS TRIP was faboulous,                                    

2 Degrees of Separation from Richard Gere, in Aruba

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  A few fun trivial facts you may not know, from reliable sources that may remain anonymous; The Aruba Hyatt's most difficult guest is Elton John. He's a regular visitor and likes to walk around naked, even when answering the door for room service. He usually commands that his Hyatt attendees are only men, and has a long list of requirements, from 50 odd kinds of vitamins to be lined up in strict alphabetical order, to a lifetime supply of pickles.   Richard Gere, on th...

Jeep tour around Aruba island with friends from the festival

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The jeeps departed from the lobby of the HYATT REGENCY HOTEL at a very early 8:00AM- This proved rather difficult a challenge for some of us (Vanessa?) we had all celebrated rather late the brillant opening of the festival and  a very warm party by the beach. This Jeep Safari, the island's most popular attraction, is the only way to access the Natural Pool and its refreshing, crystal-clear waters. We got to drive them taking turn for a wild fun!     &...

Aruba inaugural ready to open the red carpet with Richard Gere

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AIFF first edition is ready to unfold. The 9 hours flight from Amsterdam was surprisingly smooth, great legs room, food, good selection of inboard entertainment.                                   I arrived in time to discover the  festival settings under the sun. Very nice hotel on the island's best beach (p...

Lessons From The Kung Fu Panda

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As the Kung Fu Panda’s entourage struck the city for its Sydney Film Festival Australian premiere last Monday night, I waited in watchful expectation among the media pack on the red carpet, reciting all the Confucius wisdom I could remember, to mentally prepare myself  to ask ‘The Hard Questions’.  The Paramount Pictures PR whispered to me quietly as if a secret aside “this is the Dreamworks CEO, do you have a question?”  And there heading towards me, first in the Kung Fu Panda PR a...

Lessons From The Kung Fu Panda

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As the Kung Fu Panda’s entourage struck the city for its Sydney Film Festival Australian premiere last Monday night, I waited in watchful expectation among the media pack on the red carpet, reciting all the Confucius wisdom I could remember, to mentally prepare myself to ask ‘The Hard Questions’.The Paramount Pictures PR whispered to me quietly as if a secret aside “this is the Dreamworks CEO, do you have a question?”And there heading towards me, first in the Kung Fu Panda PR attack, ...

Sydney Film Festival offers $60,000 reward

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There have been more red carpets than a Persian carpet showroom at the Sydney Film Festival this year.  The festival ends its ‘red carpet marathon’ this evening with the Australian premiere of The Square, competing for a record $60,000 Sydney Film Prize with 11 other official competition films, each one graced with a red carpet gala for its opening night premiere. But Australia is no longer a classless society.  The red carpet at Sydney Film Festival has two lanes – one for all the ticke...

A Conversation With Danish filmmaker Jorgen Leth

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Jorgen Leth interview by Wendy Dent Festival dei Popoli, Florence 7 December 2005WD: This festival was very unique in that it expanded my definitions of what documentary is and this is what stunned me about your films, is they were staged and it really broadened my idea of what documentary is but made me wonder where is the line, where is the definition? Once you start to have actors and you make a comment about society, but even drama is a comment on humanity so I am wondering what you feel abo...

DaKINO delivers Matchpoint in its 15th Anniversary

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DaKINO delivers Matchpoint in its 15th Anniversary International Film Festival of BucharestCongratulations DaKINO. 15 years and going strong.The people of Bucharest are crowding the cinemas to see a diverse collection of award winning short film dramas and documentaries in competition for theprestigious DaKINO awards, plus several notable feature films screening out of competition.Over 500 people last night overcrowded the Auditorium Hall of the National Museum of Art to see the first screening...

Baku Festival winners

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The winners of the 5th International Audiovisual Festival in Baku, AzerbaijanGrandPrix - Raul Cherezo “Scorn” (Spain) The best feature film - Mikis Mazarakis“Aphelium” (Sweden) The best documentary - Hagit Keysar “A drive on an alleged road” (Israel) The best animation - Oksana Chernenko“Bad sign” (Ukraine) The best author TV-program - Emil Djumabaev “Song of Dusk” (Kirgyzstan) The best clip - Punhan Hasanli“My God” (Azerbaijan) The best video-art - Yonatan Vinitsky“I m...

A filmmaker trip odissey to Baku and award for Dear Juliet

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It was one of those times I wished I had a documentary crew following me around. How could I capture my incredulity at having my own documentary premiere in Azerbaijan?... From the first moment- when I was intrigued by an invitation by the Film Directors Guild of Azerbaijan to premiere my documentary "Dear Juliet" at their upcoming international film festival... to the moment when I realised that the award being called out for "Vendi Dent" was indeed meant for me. Where to begin, where to begin?...

What 's cooking for Palm Beach fest: When Do We Eat?” opener

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World Premiere of “When Do We Eat?” opens the fest U.S. Premiere of “Checking Out” to closeOver 150 films headline fest with 11 World PremieresOver a 150 diverse films will screen at the Palm Beach International Film Festival event, including features, documentaries and shorts. The eight-day Fest will introduce 11 world premieres, 6 U.S. premieres and 43 Florida premieres, including 30 international films.“This is an exciting year for us--we have reached the milestone of our 10th anni...

Stars & Streakers Steal the Stage at Sydney’s Tropfest

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As festival judge Geoffrey Rush announced the winners in front of a 130,000 strong national audience, bursting at the seams to fit into Sydney’s Domain for Sydney’s Tropfest, he proudly declared; “When I look out here at the enormous crowd, and at all the talent up on stage, I see the Australian film industry is not in the doldrums!” It was a night full of surprises; Firstly, because it didn’t rain. (Gloomy weather had threatened to rain on Sydney’s red carpet parade, but just as ...

Kissed by a crocodile

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“…Is Bali every woman’s paradise or is it too good to be true ?”Kissed by a crocodile is a debut 1 hour documentary by independent Australian film-maker Wendy Dent.Love and sex in Bali – from genuine love relationships between western women and Balinese men, to gigolo affairs and the ‘crocodile’ Mafia of Kuta’s infamous nightclub district (scene of the 2002 terrorist bombings). A scintillating travel tale of a young Australian film-maker unmasking Bali’s biggest taboo, skillful...

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